Licensing Lead

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Mozambique, , Mozambique

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POSITION: Licensing Lead
REPORTS TO: Licensing Manager
LOCATION: Maputo based with rotations to Palma & Pemba
SUPERVISES: Provincial Licensing Advisors

Please note: This opportunity is only available to Mozambican nationals.

All CVs must be in English.


- Identify, develop and maintain strong external relationships with local government and stakeholders to advance project approvals delivery and manage risks to reputation, cost and schedule
- Obtain identified project permits / licenses / approvals in a timely manner; track / steward the project approvals process and the project's compliance status
- Work approvals, environmental, and /or socioeconomic issues with Project Team to manage non-technical risks; recommending and implementing avoidance / mitigation measures and assists in their implementation
- Coordinate and implement project's Regulatory Compliance and Environmental Management processes as part of the Project's HSE plans
- Implement compliance plans for project permits / licenses / approvals - coordinating with project contractors and project management office
- Interface with project design and construction teams to ensure approvals, environmental, and socioeconomic requirements are properly integrated into project plans and schedules
- Support project-related environment, regulatory approvals and safety activities, identifying and implementing fit-for-risk best practices


- Assist with preparation of permit, license, authorization and approval applications based on input from project engineering and construction teams
- Responsible to develop, implement and improve the local government engagement plans including all engagement records and government organization / contact information
- Provides ongoing advice to local Project Team and Contractors on Regulatory matters
- Responsible to maintain the Project's Approval Management System database including provincial obligations in Compliance Management System after approvals are issued
- Interface with Law department on interpretation of regulations and obligations
- Maintains the Project permit /license/ approval schedule
- Supports Licensing Lead monitoring Mozambique government of new laws and regulations
- Accountable for compliance with all processes and documentation requirements for government official engagements and hosting in compliance with FCPA and related laws


- Possess accredited University degree in Law, Engineering, Business, or related technical field
- Broad technical and operational skills in regulatory approvals and engagements supported with project safety / journey management experience
- 8+ years of experience required in regulatory approvals, socioeconomics, government relations and/or related discipline positions
- Proven leadership, analytical and planning skills
- Excellent, persuasive interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills with strong business perspectives
- Adaptable to and able to anticipate changing project priorities
- Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Office software
- Experience in engaging with a variety of external entities (e.g., government, NGOs, local communities and businesses)
- Proficient English with basic local Cabo Delgado language skills required
(e.g. Kiswahili, Makonde, Makhuwa)
- Moçambique citizenship required